Duqm Port receives maiden shipment of PDO OCTG pipes

MUSCAT, NOV 11 – Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the Sultanate’s largest oil and gas producer, along with Sumitomo Corporation Tubular Solutions Oman (SCTSO) and Port of Duqm Company (PDC), have announced the arrival of the first shipment of OCTG (Oil Country Tubular Goods, namely casing and tubing) pipes at Duqm Port. A first lot of 4,900 metric tons from Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) was successfully discharged at the port’s commercial quay, from where it will be moved to a specialised storage area managed by Middle East Tubular Services (METS) in the logistics zone adjacent to the port.
This operation marks the next phase of SCTSO’s successful delivery of Supply Chain Management (SCM) services to PDO, following a ‘Mill to Well’ model for the first time in the Sultanate of Oman, which will be operated from Duqm. This new model will further optimise supply chain efficiencies and offer substantial cost savings to PDO, by making full utilisation of Duqm’s central location towards PDO’s various inland oil and gas fields.
SCTSO expects that Duqm Port will handle 4-5 similar shipments per month from now on as the project move to Duqm nears completion. The move to Duqm Port also demonstrates the drive of PDO and their partner SCTSO to offer In-Country Value for Oman, and retain more of the wealth of the oil and gas industry in the Sultanate.